Friday, April 3, 2015

5 Star Review & Giveaway--Gloves off Series by L.P. Dover

Title: The Gloves Off Series
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Sports Romance

A Fighter's Desire is an introductory prequel novella to the Gloves Off series. If you love sexy, MMA fighters you don't want to miss out on the hardcore, tap out action with my twins, Ryley and Camden. They're ready to get down and dirty on the mat.** The conclusion to their stories will be coming soon in their full length novels.

Two is always better than one.

What would you do if you were given the chance to spend the night with not one, but two fighters? Would you do it? Could you open yourself up to the pleasures they offered and do exactly what they said in order to pass on to the next round?
It was common knowledge that Ryley and Camden Jameson, well-known MMA fighters and identical twins, were just as aggressive and passionate in the bed as they were in the ring. The only problem was that if you didn’t pass their test on the first night, then you didn’t proceed to the next round. They loved a good fight, and that's what they got when they met Ashleigh Warren.

Ashleigh knew what was going to happen when the twins approached her with a proposition, and needless to say, she knew exactly how to handle them … or so she thought. The rules had changed, and in order to get them both she had to first spend one night with each and last until they were done with her. It was a proposition she couldn’t refuse, but she knew it wouldn’t be easy to win. However, it was one that she was going to enjoy.


Ashleigh was not what the brothers thought they were getting when they approached her. I loved her tenaciousness and free spirit.  I think the attraction for her came from her being strong and not just "another" notch in the belt.  She showed so much more and wanted more.  

Camden was the sweetest person who couldn't show it. I felt that he want to be there for Ryley and by doing that, he had to be the Camden that everyone knew.  He was smart, loving, caring and very alpha.  Ryley on the other hand was the total opposite.  It almost seemed like he thought the world owed him something and when it wouldn't give it too him, he would just take it; even if it hurt his brother.

This prequel is just what I need to learn a little more about the characters in the fabulous series.

Second installment - prequel novella to the Gloves Off series. This story follows several of my fighters but focuses on one, Tyler Rushing, who not only fights in the ring, but fights against his desire for the one girl he can't have. Check out the conclusion to his story in Tyler's Undoing.

When you’re told to stay away from someone or something it only drives the urge to go after it more. In this case, that was exactly what happened. For years, Gabriella Reynolds—younger sister of MMA’s Heavyweight Champion, Matt Reynolds—was warned by him to stay away from his fighter friends; she deserved better and they would only break her heart.

Did she listen? Yes, for a while, but temptation can only consume you so much until you fall into its trap. There’s a certain fighter she’s interested in, and it just so happens that he’s her brother’s best friend, the only one that is completely off limits to her. However, she’s not the only one fighting temptation. Tyler Rushing can’t deny his attraction to her, but he’s afraid she’ll want more and he can’t give that to her. When he finds out that’s not the case … everything changes.

Secrets can be dangerous, but they can also be thrilling and intense. Gabriella and Tyler have no choice but to keep their time together a secret … and it’s a secret that’ll stay with them forever.


Gabriella was in a world of her own and she didn't care that he brother had ran everyone man that she would gladly fall in love with away.  Tyler was the one person that she needed and wanted more than anything in the world but couldn't get.

Tyler assumed that Gabriella wanted more than he could offer but once the tables were turned, he couldn't deny her.  He needed and wanted what she had to offer and when he had the chance, he took it but at what cost?

I loved the interaction between these characters and how we finally had an alpha female who didn't take crap from anyone and could take care of everyone!!

She was what he wanted … but she was also his undoing.

Through mutual understanding, Tyler’s secret affair with Gabriella Reynolds has come to an end. It was a decision that not only saved their friendship, but it was one that would change Tyler Rushing’s life forever.

For the past couple of years, Tyler was known as being one of the UFC’s most memorable and sexy heavyweight fighters. Now he has the chance to win the title and claim the fame he so deserves. Having all the women he wanted was the highlight of his days; at least until Kacey Andrews walked through the door of his gym. He couldn’t keep his eyes off of her; there was an innocence about her that sparked his interest and he wasn’t going to give up until he had her. Little did he know that Kacey Andrews wasn’t a stranger … she was part of his world; he just didn’t know it. It was a secret she’d worked hard to keep hidden.

Kacey spent years trying to get away from the fighting world, away from the man who was hated among the MMA elite … her brother, Kyle Andrews. Unfortunately, she was brought back into it when Tyler’s relentless battle for her heart won her over, drawing her in. The only problem is that secrets never stay buried forever. In the end, Tyler will have a decision to make, and it’s one that could possibly destroy his and Kacey’s life … forever.


I must say you will not be able to put Tyler's Undoing down once you start reading.  There were bumps and bruises throughout the book and you just fell more in love with the characters.

Tyler was just...Tyler! He was a playboy and always told women was he was after and what they would get out of him.  Honesty was his policy so no one was confused once he was done and received what he was after.  That changed when he met Kacey and it was just in passing but he knew he had to know her.  Kacey wasn't like all of the others. She was feisty and had no problem telling people what she thought of them.  

Kacey was a very spunky person who also had so much hidden in her closet, she couldn't breathe.  She took on a role that would end and bring her  grief but she was the person who everyone could count on and she wouldn't have it any other way.  

The chemistry between Kacey and Tyler were undeniable. They fought it as long as they could but it happened.  I think Kacey wanted it but she couldn't give Tyler everything he wanted and needed because of the fear of him finding out who she really was and the baggage that she carried.  She wanted the life with him but the fear of who she was and tied to took over.

The love they shared was perfect and I LOVED this story. The battles that were fought was not done alone and the person who she thought she couldn't depend on was there with open arms.  

Kudos once again to a perfectly written book Author L.P. Dover

UFC Middleweight fighter, Ryley Jameson, swore it would never happen again. He was done with his ex, and over the pain she’d inflicted when she left him. At least, that’s what he tells people. Maybe if he says it enough, he’ll begin to believe it himself.

Regretting her decision to let Ryley go, Ashleigh Warren comes back into town and confronts him. Holding only one secret back, she puts the rest on the line and asks for a second chance. Too bad he’s not going to let her off easy.

Camden Jameson loves his twin brother, but his jealousy runs deep. They may be identical in looks, but that’s where the similarities end. When Ashleigh comes back into Ryley’s life, Camden has the perfect opportunity for revenge. Two birds, one stone. A journey to the Dark Side affects them all, but only one will truly get their revenge. Only one will come out on top.


Ryley and Ashleigh's romance was not normal. When they met it was with Camden and the arrangement that they had was not what you would normally do. Ashleigh truly loved Ryley but there were things that didn't add up to her.  Graduation was right around the corner and she had something stopping her from being with the one person that would bring her true happiness.  

Camden was a thorn in Ryley's side that will turn the tables on everything that each of them know and remember.  The actions of Camden opened Ryley's eyes and once things start, there is no turning back.

Ryley is by far my favorite fighter. He loves not only his family and friends but he loves life and everything that it has to offer.   His world is perfect with Ashleigh in it and he finally finds what his heart needs. When the "hurricane" rolls in, will he choose the love of his life or his brother?

She hates him, yet she can’t get him out of her mind.

Female Bantamweight fighter, Gabriella Reynolds, has a bad habit of falling for forbidden fighters. Enter Paxton Emerson. He’s tall, tattooed, and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Everyone wants a piece of him, and he only has eyes for her. Through no choice of her own, she’s fallen in his debt and he’s now demanding payment. Too bad it doesn’t involve currency. Gabby’s decision to fulfill her promise to him ultimately brings out her true feelings, but also spurs the unwanted attention of another.

Rage’s fixation on his newest obsession reaches dangerous levels. Unfortunately, Paxton Emerson has become a roadblock to his end goal and needs to be removed from the equation—by any means necessary.

Gabby will do anything to save Pax, but what happens when she’s the one who needs saving?


Gabby has moved on from Tyler and her eyes are on Paxton but he is the enemy...or is he? The crowd that Paxton dealt with made everyone think differently than who he really was. Paxton was a sweet man but his life was not what everyone thought.  He lost in his life and it affected him different.  He protected everyone and when he was dark, it was only to take care of the men who preyed on innocense.

Gabby and Paxton had an interesting way of living together but it worked.  Things took different turns when everything stated going crazy and both were pulled under.  They fought their way out and won!! They received their HEA but at what cost?

For so long, UFC Middleweight fighter, Camden Jameson lived in his twin brother’s shadow, competing to be the best. When he lost his way, he turned to the Dark Side and did some unforgiveable things. After his betrayal, he tried to earn his redemption, but it wasn’t enough. Now his whole world has fallen apart and he’s on the run from those who want him dead. But he’s not alone.

Undercover agent, Brooklyn Avery, has been assigned to Camden’s case, to watch and protect him. For months, she’s been in the shadows, keeping her distance. All of that changes when the mission takes a dangerous turn and she needs to get closer to protect him. Their love is forbidden, but once they see past each other’s scars, they realize they have what it takes to heal the other. Unfortunately, Camden still has a price to pay for his sins.

Lives will be lost, some will be damaged, and a dark, hidden secret will be revealed. In the end, Camden finally learns what it means to put everything on the line for love, even if it costs him.


I absolutely love Camden.  He has so much baggage and loath within himself, it is so hard to break through the walls that he has built.

Camden has a lot of things to blame himself for and all of them are warrented but he has shut himself off and also is in more danger than he would ever expect.  The one thing that he can't get out of his head and heart is Brooklyn.  

Brooklyn is spunky, fearless and an alpha female to the fullest. She doesn't take crap from anyone but she also has demons that stop her from being loved.  She's lonely and I don't think she's aware. She has a trust no one attitude and the only people she can trust are in her inner circle.

Once they are over the hump, both Brooklyn and Cam are able to form a bond that friends have. The are able to open up and tell each other things that most don't know but each can truly understand and help the other out.  They are more alike than each of them are aware and it made the book so much better.  The physical attraction is evident but the emotional one is HUGE!! The storm brewing is an emotional one but will they both survive the mental anguish that takes place?

L.P. Dover has given us another fabulous read that will make you scream and say COME ON CAM... but then you shake your head because it was the best decision. 

The Gloves off Series was one of my favorites and I know I will read it again just to get my alpha MMA fighter fix!!

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over fifteen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.


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